Update: Still Going Strong

Hello fellow readers.  I have been working on my novel for three months now and it’s going well!  I am currently on Chapter 10 and feel energized every week.  Every Sunday I wake up at 8am and go to my local bookstore.  There, I order a matcha frappuccino venti!  Yes, it is quite yummy.  Most of the time I just have that all morning.  I find a seat in the large seating area and get my things ready.  I put on my playlist to get into the mood for writing.  Then I let my imagination take me where it wants to go.  From 9am to 12pm I zone out and type away.

When I first thought about publishing my second novel, I procrastinated.  I always thought too much and made excuses as to why I couldn’t finish.  There was school, I had no drive, I had no money, blah blah blah.  Yet, now that I kicked myself into gear, I can’t stop myself.  I think all week about Sundays and what the future holds for my book.  I feel this surge of energy in writing.  As stated before, I am re-writing this book.  It is somewhat different than the first draft.

The very original idea for this book stemmed from a thought I had eleven years ago while I was a camp counselor sitting in the most boring class.  I was not particularly needed in this, reading class, so I let my mind drift.  The idea was a young girl running though the woods.  She was draped in long flowing fabric.  The idea then kept sprouting and did its own thing.  It actually built itself around that one thought.  That is how most of my stories begin.  A thought, a dream, or even a song can influence my work.

I am happy that I am re-writing my book.  It is stronger than it was before.  I am not saying it’s a best-seller, although that would be pretty sweet!  I am just saying that I have grown as a writer, albeit just a tad.  I am eager to finish in January so that I can copyright it and send it to an editor.   From there I’ll either self publish or find an agent.  Either way, 2017 is going to be my year!

 

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